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  • Kultur, Religion und Glauben neu denkenby Helmut A. Müller

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 42.54

    In Zeiten globaler Finanz-, Wirtschafts- und Medienmärkte, großer Migrationsbewegungen und allgegenwärtiger Mobilität ist die bewohnte Erde erstmals in ihrer kulturellen, religiösen, sozialen und ökonomischen Vielgestaltigkeit sichtbar und begreifbar geworden. Die Kulturen und Religionen sind näher aneinander gerückt, die religiösen Räume fluid und... more...

  • State, Society and Religious Engineeringby Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90

    The book looks at how religion in Singapore is being subjected to the processes of modernisation and change. The Singapore State has consciously brought religion under its guidance. It has exercised strong bureaucratic and legal control over the functioning of all religions in Singapore. The Chinese community and the Buddhist Sangha have responded... more...

  • Engagierter Buddhismusby Mareke Neumann

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 27.38

    Traditionell versteht der Westen den Buddhismus vielfach als erlösungskonzentriert und apolitisch. Daß diese Erfahrungsreligion nicht zu meditativ bedingter Schonhaltung verdammt, sondern befähigt, sich sozialem Leid und weltlichen Mißständen helfend zuzuwenden, beweisen seit den 1960er Jahren die sogenannten Engagierten Buddhisten. Sechs Fallbeispiele... more...

  • Why Buddhism?by Vicki Mackenzie

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 24.50

    A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary. Why Buddhism? is a series of interviews through which Vicki McKenzie (author of Cave in the Snow ) explores the reason for Buddhism's growing appeal in western society. more...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. more...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    This overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice examines concepts from a Christian perspective. It focuses on Buddhist ideas of holiness and how they compare to similar values in Christianity. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 48.99

    An English translation of the most popular text in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The book includes a translation (with transliteration) of the Pali commentary on the verses, as well as the translators' own notes and commentary. more...

  • Theravada Buddhismby Richard F. Gombrich

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 42.95

    Written by the leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this up-dated edition takes into account recent research to include the controversies over the date of the Buddha and current social and political developments in Sri Lanka. Gombrich explores the legacy of the Buddha's predecessors and the social and religious contexts against which Buddhism... more...

  • Dreaming the Great Brahminby Kurtis R. Schaeffer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    Explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. This book offers a comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin. more...

  • The New Buddhismby James William Coleman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...